2019 Mountain West Tournament: Fresno State vs. Air Force, How To Watch, Live Stream, Preview
No. 3 Fresno State battles No. 6 Air Force for the second time this season in the Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals
Fresno State takes on Air Force for a spot in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals
WHO: Fresno State Bulldogs (23-8, 13-5 MW) vs. Air Force Falcons (14-17, 8-10 MW)
WHEN: Thursday, March 14 – 8:30 PM PT
WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center; Las Vegas, Nevada (17,923)
TV: CBS Sports Network
STREAM: Get a one-week trial of FuboTV
RADIO: Fresno State | Air Force
ODDS: Fresno State -11 (KenPom)
The Mountain West Tournament continues with a quarterfinals matchup between No. 3 Fresno State and No. 6 Air Force.
Air Force enters the matchup having blown out San Jose State 87-56 in its first round game on Wednesday. The Falcons were led by Chris Joyce, who had a breakout performance with 20 points and four assists.
These two have met once this season, a stunning 64-61 Air Force victory at the Save Mart Center in Fresno on February 20. Deshon Taylor and Braxton Huggins, Fresno State’s senior backcourt leaders, will hope to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive in a win-or-go-home matchup on Thursday night.
Keep an eye on the perimeter attack in this game. Fresno State is one the nation’s best three-point shooting teams, one of just two teams nationally ranked in the top 20 in both three-point percentage and three-point attempt rate. Though Air Force doesn’t have the same type of numbers, it has a tendency to be streaky and get hot at times.
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.